College of Further Education Dundrum – Computer Systems & Networks Level 5

Post Leaving Certificate

QQI Code 5M0536 (Level 5)

College of Further Education Dundrum

1 Year (Starts September)

Course Aims

The aim of this programme is to equip students with the skills required to design, install and maintain computer networks, software and hardware. Furthermore, the aim of this certification is to prepare students to perform tasks in industry such as installation, repairing, configuration, troubleshooting, optimizing, diagnosing and preventive maintenance in the context of the field service or enterprise environment.


  • Computer Systems Hardware
  • Operating Systems
  • Network Essentials
  • Maths for IT
  • Virtualisation Support
  • ICT Security Policy and Management
  • Communications
  • Work Experience


This is a PLC course and college fees apply for this course however if you are in receipt of a social welfare payment you may be eligible for a fee reduction.
You may also be eligible to avail of a Back to Education Allowance (BTEA). The BTEA is an educational opportunities scheme for persons in receipt of certain social welfare payments and who wish to pursue an approved full-time second or third level course of education in an approved college leading to a recognised qualification.